Blazing Wings


Buffalo wings with an extreme kick! I have a couple friends who like spicy foods, and I was elected to come up with a hot wing for a football party. This recipe can be made hotter if you can find ghost chillies or ghost chilli sauce in replacement of the habanero, and the pineapple adds just enough to keep you coming back for more. The wings are a hit, even without the sauce! Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
15 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 5 pounds chicken wings, cut apart at joints, wing tips discarded

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

  • 2 cups butter, melted

  • 2 (5 ounce) bottles hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 2 (5 ounce) bottles habanero hot sauce

  • 5 habanero peppers, seeded and chopped (wear gloves)

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained


  1. Mix the flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a large resealable plastic bag.

  2. Drop 5 or 6 wings at a time into the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake to coat wings with flour.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Gently lower the coated wings into the hot oil and deep-fry until wings are no longer pink in the center and the coating is golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Drain the wings on paper towels and set aside.

  6. Place the butter, hot pepper sauce, habanero pepper sauce, habanero peppers, and pineapple into the pitcher of a blender. Blend the sauce until smooth (do not allow sauce to touch your eyes); pour into a large resealable plastic bag.

  7. Place the fried chicken wings into the bag of sauce, 5 or 6 at at a time, seal the bag, and gently shake to coat the wings in the sauce. Remove to a platter for serving.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Cook's Note

Use latex gloves when handling the peppers and sauce, and avoid contact with eyes. Be prepared for a hot wing. If you can find them, try with the ghost chilli or a sauce from the ghost chilli for an even hotter wing!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
44g Fat
23g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1504mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 221mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.